Laura Savio was inducted into the Youth Category in 2019.
Laura is a senior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont who, in the face of significant challenges at home, has led efforts to educate others about teen dating violence and healthy relationships, as well as other issues affecting teens such as depression, anxiety, academic pressure and stress. Laura helped to plan “Symbiosis,” Fremont’s first Youth Empowerment Summit. In addition to leading workshops across the County about teen dating violence and healthy relationships, Laura helped to develop a curriculum to assist teachers in addressing these issues. She also organized a school-wide discussion panel about depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges commonly encountered by teens.